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Daughters 20 pound vizsla puppy ate about 8 glucasamine chondroitin

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Daughters 20 pound vizsla puppy ate about 8 glucasamine chondroitin she is in Guatemala should we be concerned. Chondroitin was trader joes brand from states
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Candy replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I am sorry to hear Vanushka has you worried.
Ok this dose will likely cause some digestive upset most often diarrhea but vomiting is possible as well.
In very rare cases large doses of Glucosamine can cause liver or kidney failure or joint pain but this is more likely to happen when large amounts are ingested several days in a row. We would not expect to see this with a one time ingestion.
That said I would just keep an eye on her. I would add some white rice to her food to help combat any diarrhea. Over the next few days you want to watch for loss of appetite that lasts for more then 24 hours, increased drinking and or urination or joint pain. If any of these develop then I would have her seen but I would not expect anything beyond some digestive upset.
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